A peril of being an independent writer is that you have to do it all yourself. Everything from writing (of course), to correspondence, to finding events, to figuring out marketing, to making book covers, and so much more. This all takes a substantial amount of time. But if we pay, then we need to come up with the money, which means working, which cuts into the time to write or revise or do anything else. Add in parenting for those of us who are parents, time with friends, other activities…
In addition to being a writer, I am also a mother of a 7-year-old who is partly homeschooled and who takes ballet multiple times a week in a professional school in the next state over, and I take ballet, and I’m on the board of a regency society, a Girl Scout leader, a volunteer for many things, and we haven’t even touched on me being a wife or having friends. Oh! I also have a small business, and that means doing everything from website work to Facebook page stuff and Easy, fielding commission requests, doing those commissions, shipping, and on and on. I don’t sleep much.
Writing a blog, after all the other typing I do, just makes my hands tired. I’m thinking about attempting a vlog. There’s so much I want to write about that I get overwhelmed. I’ve had so many questions from here and there and everywhere, some which I think are very important to address (such as would I consider writing a book through the POV of a non-white or LGBT person?) and writing tips I’ve learned along the way. I think this is what I will do. Since I need some breaks here and there anyway, why not do some work that won’t feel like actual work? I’m sure that any vloggers reading this are laughing at me.
I think I’ll do this on Wednesday mornings since my daughter has campus classes those mornings. So, I suppose, watch out next Thursday. 🙂